Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Greying Hair Health Feed

Treating Premature Grey Hair!

Treating Premature Grey Hair!

Premature grey hair is often associated with excessive stress, bad diet, vitamin B deficiency and smoking. The fact is, however, that the number one cause for premature greying hair is genetics. The pigment that determines the color of our hair is produced by special cells at the root of our hair called melanocytes. It is the lifespan of melanocytes that determines the onset of the greying process. Once these cells die, the hair turns white.

There is no essential difference between a premature and a normal, age-related greying process. It is by virtue of nature that some people will experience their first grey hair in their teens and turn completely grey in their early thirties, while others will keep their original hair color for many decades. If more than 50% of a person's hair is white by the age of 40, it is considered premature.

There are some commercial products out there that claim to be able to rejuvenate the dead pigment-producing cells and reverse grey hair. Such claims, however, are mostly unsubstantiated. The sad truth is that at this point in time no remedy exists that can reverse the greying process. Most of the anti-grey hair products either use Fo-Ti, referring to the centuries-old legend of Mr He, who recovered his original hair colour, youthful appearance and vitality thanks to this traditional Chinese medicinal herb, also known as He Shou Wu or use vitamins B (mostly PABA and folic acid) as their main ingredients, since some forms of premature greying are said to be caused by vitamin B deficiency. However, such products are ineffective for the majority of grey hair sufferers.

Therefore, the only option for treating grey hair that seems to deliver guaranteed results is camouflage. Women use various types of permanent, semi-permanent and demi-permanent hair dyes but men usually prefer a subtle and less noticeable change in their hair color that does not cover all their grey hair. Such products are usually called progressive hair colorants. It is obvious that none of these products can make the dead cells produce pigmented hair and thus they must be used continuously to cover the grey of fresh hair. Although there are some natural hair dyes that claim to effectively cover your grey hair, the products that really work well all use certain chemicals. When deciding about hair dyes or progressive hair colorants, you should always consider the potential health risks, as most of them contain substances that can cause poisoning if used inappropriately or can lead to severe allergic reactions. You should always use a patch test before applying any such product and follow the application guidelines in order to minimize exposure to aggressive substances.



 

1 person found this helpful

Old Age Problems - How Can Counselling Be Of Help?

Old Age Problems - How Can Counselling Be Of Help?

Old age is the most fathomed stage of any human’s lifecycle. By the time all the hair are greyish white, teeth are weak, and falling off; there is almost nothing left to fuel the sparks of desire to live. It is scientifically proven that during old age an average human faces the maximum amount of problems.

When an individual is all old and wise, they often become victims of various psychological conditions, which include depression, loneliness, and anxiety. All these terms are overlooked as they are old people waiting for the death, but what their children and younger ones, fail to realize is that all they need is a little bit of guidance and counseling to feel better and stay happy and content till their last breath.

Why is counseling required in old age?

  • To get rid of the depressive lows: When a person turns old, he/she is compelled to let go of numerous things that he/she never wanted to live without. Some of these include—they are forced to retire from their job, they are distanced from their family, and they become entirely obsolete with no purpose for continuing their lives. All these situations often make the elderly feel that there is nothing left for them anymore. It makes them feel sad and depressed and at the same time might make them lonely. They know that they are not physically fit for the job, but they still have a feeling of uselessness deep down in their heart.
  • To rev up social interaction: By going to a counselor, the old people can speak their hearts out, feel connected to someone, and can seek help for the things that no one could understand. Counselors can suggest them activities that include social interaction and more, that could use up their free time and keep them occupied. They can recommend small yet efficient and meaningful exercises, which include reading books or watching movies to keep their mind diverted and distracted. A counselor can do wonders and provide excellent facilities, as well.
  • To get help in case of traumas: Counseling is also essential in case of individuals who have suffered a significant trauma in their old age. This includes losing a family member in some accident or being entirely neglected by one's own family. Even in India, many families consider their parents and grandparents to be a burden and send them to old age homes without thinking how they would feel. In such cases, counseling becomes essential to ensure that our elders have a stable mind and are satisfied with the life they have led.

Counseling at old age is not a shameful thing or activity in vain. It is very much essential to ensure that our elders are confident and happy during their last stage of life.

5 people found this helpful

My 50 present hair have gone white and I dye my upper parts of hair regularly. Is it bad for hair and scalp or not?

My 50 present hair have gone white and I dye my upper parts of hair regularly. Is it bad for hair and scalp or not?
Yes dye contains chemicals. Homeopathic treatment for those who suffer from the premature hair graying, hairfall can be a big boon. There are several homoeopathic remedies which give great result in such conditions. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. You can consult me for homoepathic treatment without side effects.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi doctor. I am starting to have to much gray hairs I need your help what I need to do to repair it and I play games sometimes i've been stressed. Thank you.

Hi doctor. I am starting to have to much gray hairs I need your help what I need to do to repair it and I play games ...
Greying of hair before the age of 35 years is referred to as premature greying. Main reasons could be stress or anxiety, improper diet, overuse of shampoos and conditioners or, of course, it could be in your genes. Premature greying of hair can be successfully treated with homeopathic medicines. .you can buy package offered by me which includes medicines and consultation. No side effects.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi Sir, I have sever hair fall, white hair have started, hair has become very think, and very frizzy hair. Can you recommend any medicine to cure?

Hi Sir, I have sever hair fall, white hair have started, hair has become very think, and very frizzy hair. Can you re...
Hi. You have to drink more water, eat leafy vegetables, almonds, fruits & dry fruits etc. Homoeopathic medicines will help to stop hairfall, prevent further greying of hair, and cure frizzy hair. You can consult me online for treatment and guidance.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 21 year old and suffering from white hair problem so can I get a solution so that it gains back original color.

I am 21 year old and suffering from white hair problem so can I get a solution so that it gains back original color.
Main reasons could be stress or anxiety, improper diet, overuse of shampoos and conditioners or, of course, it could be in your genes. Premature greying of hair can be successfully treated with homeopathic medicines. .you can buy package offered by me which includes medicines and consultation. No side effects.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir my hairs are going white when I use vitamin e tablet then it will become normal but when I did not take tha dose it comes as previously problem please help me out and also hair fall.

Sir my hairs are going white when I use vitamin e tablet then it will become normal but when I did not take tha dose ...
Don't do self medication. Whitening of hairs at your age needs attention. Consult a trichologist & md medicine for checkup.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Mere face ke bal safad hone lage hai, is ki ko dava hai to bataye sir? meri age 27 hai.Please kuch suggests kare.

Mere face ke bal safad hone lage hai, is ki ko dava hai to bataye sir? meri age 27 hai.Please kuch suggests kare.
chintha math karna...You are suffering from premature canities Causing white hair.. Medicine available for good improvement......As the treatment varies depending on the severity... Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Nasyam Treatment - How Can It Prevent Premature Of Greying Of Hair?

Nasyam Treatment - How Can It Prevent Premature Of Greying Of Hair?

Spotting the very first strand of grey hair in your 20s can be an intimidating sight. We usually expect our hair to turn grey by the time we are 30s or 40s, but having grey hair in your early age shows that you are a victim of premature greying. Although one or two strands of grey hair is not unusual, too much greying can cause you to panic.

Ayurveda and grey hair-
According to Ayurveda, any dosha imbalance in the body or disequilibrium in the mind-body constitution causes premature hair greying. Losing of hair is called khalitya and premature greying of hair is called palitya. They are pure paitik disorders or ones arising from our pitta dosha imbalances.

The pitta aggravation in the body is usually caused by-

  1. Oily and spicy food
  2. Acidity
  3. Overexposure and intolerance to heat
  4. Excess sweating

Nasyam or Nyasa is a Panchakarma treatment, an Ayurvedic variant of detoxification therapy, which applies herbal oils, juices and powders through the nostrils. Medicated oils/powders/ juices stimulate the important points of the brain to cure specific diseases. The nose is considered to be the gateway to the human brain, this procedure is used to cure several ailments related to the head. It effectively treats diseases related to migraines, sinuses, throat, nose, ear and all organs above the neck.

Nasyam treatment and greying of hair
Nasyam treatment can be categorised into five forms-

  1. Pradhamana Nasya
  2. Brumhana Nasya
  3. Shamana Nasya
  4. Navana Nasya
  5. Marshya Nasya

Navana is a part of nyasa treatment meant for shodhana or snehana. It is widely used to treat excess hair fall. Nasyam is a proven ayurvedic treatment meant to improve hair texture and strength.

Procedure

  1. Poorvakarma or pre purificatory measures: It Includes facial oil massaging or application of steam to the face, forehead, head, ears and neck. This helps to loosen and eliminate the Doshas.
  2. Pradhanakarma or main procedure of Nasya: This is the main step of Nasya and includes the application of luke warm medication through the nostrils, alternately, with the help of a dropper. The sole, shoulder, neck, ear and palm are gently massaged along with the administration of this drug.
  3. Paschatkarma or post therapeutic measures: The patients clean their mouth by gargling with lukewarm water and then medicated smoke is given to them to inhale.

How does the treatment work?
The oils used for Nasya therapy are shadbindu, neem, or yashtimadhu. The medicines applied through the nostrils pervade into the venous system (Blood circulation) and nervous system (Brain) present in and around the nostrils, which then relieves the blockage of the channels. This has a large impact on greying of hair and works to control it. It also makes the hair quality better.

Nasya treatment does not cause any serious side effect, although it is recommended only after heavy meals or Shirodhara. Hence, to control hair greying, the nasyam treatment has been a proven Ayurvedic treatment with effective and healthy results that is being availed by more and more people.

Hi Dr, I am suffering from premature grey hair and I have too much hairs on body face too pimples on the face. what is the cause and treatment? Please suggest to me.

Hi Dr, I am suffering from premature grey hair and I have too much hairs on body face too pimples on the face. what i...
Please note growth of hairs depend on genetics ,family and hormone level. Check testosterone homeopathic treatment.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
Icon

Book appointment with top doctors for Greying Hair treatment

View fees, clinic timings and reviews